Innis & Gunn Winter Beer 2011



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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
Bottled; Special.
Every ingredient we have used to brew this beer has been selected for its intensity of flavour. Amber and Cara malt have been added to give a rich, almost chewy, malt backbone and body and we have used a classic blend of aroma hops, Fuggles, Goldings and Styrian Goldings to add their signature vibrant characters.
Matured for 48 days

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BenH (3434) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 27, 2012
From a bottle. Looks nice, mahogany reddish brown with tan head. Aroma is strong, toffee and vanilla with a fruity berry edge. More of the samenon the taste, fairly standard innis and gunn flavor profile, quite unbalanced but with a pleasant fruitiness. Quite sweet and alcohol prominent. Not their worste

JanLaursen (3372) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 12, 2012
Bottle at Papsø tasting. Dark orange with a small white head. Intense woody, smokey, tobacco-like aroma of aged malts. Flavor is spiky, overripe malt sweetness with oaky notes and a dry, bitter, lingering finish. Quite full bodied, oily texture. To relax.

Benjii (3050) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 6, 2011
Bottle at Appellation Wines. Pours a Coke brown colour with a decent light tan head. Nutty aroma of treacle, alcohol ,chestnut and caramel. Flavours of caramel and a little Shitake mushroom. Nutty again with chestnuts and a bit cloying to finish. Moderate carbonation and CO2 prickle.

dimenhetfield (2554) - , Florida, USA - NOV 23, 2012
12oz bottle poured into glass. Murky brown color, with a thin bubbly head. Very creamy and malty. Super smooth and very easy to drink. Slightly oaky with subtle hints of rum.

Gethinbeer (2452) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - JAN 1, 2012
Amber colour with a frothy lasting head and lace. Toffee malt aroma. Malt vanilla flavour. Strong vanilla finish. Whisky barrel background.

wheresthepath (2395) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2012
[330ml bottle from Beers of Europe] Deep amber with a moderate cream head & moderate fizz. Up front are the trademark rich Innis & Gunn flavours that I love of oak, vanilla and (in this particular one) cream soda. However, the carbonation is stronger than usual, and the hops used here give a lemon flavour, neither of which go with the style of beer. In addition there was an unfortunate slight sourness in the finish. I still liked the barrel-aged flavours, but this was not one of the better I&G specials.

Darkmagus82 (2303) - - MAY 17, 2014
BA transfer- Poured from bottle into Innis and Gunn glass Appearance - A nice deep/dark red color. A billowing head lasting for ~ 1 min prior to fading to a white laces coating on top of the beer. Smell - A Nice aroma of fruits and rum meets the noise at first. Quite strong, but give away to a bit of vanilla later on. Taste - A rum flavor initially gives away to a more citrusy flavor. This then fades again to a more alcohol/rum aftertaste. Mouthfeel - A fair amount of carbonation and a relatively expected body for the strength. Overall- A good brew although it looks and smells a bit better then it drinks. I am looking forward to trying others by them.

rocbyter (2160) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - DEC 22, 2011
Sweet robust malt and fruit aroma. Clear red orange color with a small white head. Mild sweet beginning with a light bitter finish.

andyhwcinc (1886) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2011
Purchased at Binny’s in Chicago, IL; enjoyed after the last work day of 2011. Appearance is a dark ruby red with a thin white head that rims around the glass. Aroma of vanilla and oak, a touch of English hops, slight malt, smells nice. Taste goes down nice and smooth, can definitely tell it’s oak aged with the vanilla notes and a touch of bourbon. I’m not really getting any spice which is typically attributed to winter brews. It’s still not bad, good stuff.

kschep (1707) - DENMARK - JAN 15, 2012
#1196 draught; Nose is dry lemon, cedar, little alcohol whiff, feel is watery, carb is medium, taste is medium lemon, little red apple, then soap

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